Sunday, November 14, 2010

Silver mining

Many day trippers come to Mui Wo, or Silvermine Bay, in search of the mine that gave the place its name. Problem is, the mine has been closed for more than a century and all there is to see is a spooky arched entryway that has been boarded up.

We've gone up there a few times, mainly to watch the disappointed looks on people's faces when they realise "this is IT?!" But the view from the top is worth the steep slope up.


  1. So pleased to have found this blog. Hubby & I will be in HK for a few days and are always looking for new walks. Cheung CHau has been our 'usual' (Dragons Back was too much) civilized stroll but this year I think we'll try Mui Wo.
    (now heading off to google for walking routes)

  2. Ooo, thanks for the nice comment. It gets lonely writing and not knowing if anyone is really reading! Yes, do try the Mui Wo to Pui O walk, it's our favourite cos you get to see buffaloes! Or, if you're feeling up to it, the Discovery Bay to Mui Wo (the other direction is far too daunting, with its hundreds of steps!) has a Trappist monastery and nice views too.